Severson’s clutch hit sends Dons baseball home happy

With the Dons trailing 1-0 in the seventh inning, Senior Aldo Severson hit a game-tying single with the bases loaded and one out. Severson’s hit was followed by a bases loaded walk from Andre Perkins, giving Aragon a 2-1 win over the Menlo-Atherton Bears on Senior Day.

“Aldo’s the man,” says manager Lenny Souza, “He always has been. He’s been very special to our program for four years now, and I’m glad he gets to go out with a win.”

“I was just trying to think about going up the middle, and just getting a base hit,” says Severson.

Junior Kevin Hahn pitched all seven innings for the Dons, striking out three Bears in the process. After giving up one run in the first inning, he went on to pitch six scoreless, giving the Dons the chance for victory.

“Kevin does that day in and day out, it’s just a matter of how well we play behind him,” adds Souza.

“Early on in the game I was messing up my location,” says Hahn, “I had to change my focus point, and after that it was all really smooth.”

After starting the season 7-2 overall, the Dons sit at one game below .500 overall, and are just 5-9 in the Bay division. After going 10-4 in the ocean division last year, the Dons moved up to the Bay division for this season.

“I think if you asked everybody on this team, they all would have wanted a little more from their season, says Souza.

Severson adds, “Every year I have a fantastic experience with the team, and I’m satisfied with what we’ve done, regardless of the season’s outcome.

Posted by Matt McHugh

After writing as a News staffer since 2011, Matt is thrilled to be the 2013 Sports editor. When not writing for the Outlook, he enjoys following his favorite baseball team, the Oakland A’s.

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